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Police State Madness: Cops In DUI Vans Drawing Motorists Blood

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Halloween is less than six months away but that has not stopped law enforcement from taking people’s blood. In fact, police officers want our blood so bad that they are purchasing blood draw vans, sorry I meant DUI vans like the one pictured above.

Last year, I wrote an article about police officers forcing hospitals to draw a drunk or drugged suspect’s blood. But what I could never have imagined is that within a year, police officers would be physically drawing motorists blood. 

A recent article in Pew Charitable Trusts revealed that police DUI vans in Arizona and California are drawing people’s blood.

“A DUI police van equipped with a special chair and table for blood testing pulled up. The man refused to submit to a blood draw. So Phoenix Police Det. Kemp Layden grabbed his laptop and filled out an electronic warrant, or e-warrant, which was transmitted directly to a judge.”

What makes this story so disturbing is that typically a person must be a certified phlebotomist or healthcare professional who is trained to draw blood from a patient in a safe and sanitary manner. But as you can imagine that is not what is happening.

“Within 10 minutes, Layden had a search warrant. Another officer drew the man’s blood. A lab report later confirmed he had active THC and a sedative in his blood.”

I will eat my hat, if law enforcement claims their vans and police departments are sanitary. Alleging that police officers should be treated like healthcare professionals and be allowed to physically draw blood from a person is obscene.

As the article reveals, the real reason why police officers want our blood is to “save money because they don’t need to pay phlebotomists and hospitals for blood draws.”

I cannot possibly discuss all the different things that could go wrong with police officers drawing blood, so I will only focus on two.

When a police officer calls a DUI blood van to forcibly draw a person’s blood based on a hunch that they might be on drugs or drunk, we no longer have a Bill of Rights to protect us.

As attorney John Whitehead said, forced blood draws make a mockery of the Fourth Amendment. The act of merely driving on state owned roads should not mean that we give up our rights.

In Massachusetts, judges are starting to question so-called Drug Recognition Expert police officers who claim to have special senses that can detect if a person is impaired.

What sort of country refers to forcibly taking Americans blood as a “game-changer?”

The International Association of Police Chiefs, which is the mouthpiece of law enforcement, cannot wait for vampire cops to draw motorists blood.

“Together, the blood tests and e-warrants could be a game-changer in law enforcement,” said Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Police Chief Steven Casstevens, the incoming president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

When law enforcement has judges on-call to issue e-warrants within minutes. It is like having a fellow cop on-call authorizing the shredding of our rights.

“There’s an absolute potential for a dilution of a citizen’s constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure when it’s done that way,” said Donald Ramsell, a Wheaton, Illinois, DUI attorney and Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers board member. “A judge can just wake up in his bedroom and hit ‘accept’ [on his device] and go back to sleep.”

Attorney Ramsell is correct, having judge’s on-call to OK, e-warrants without second guessing a police officer’s hunch will have major civil rights implications.

If the public meekly accepts this invasive and horrific practice of allowing police to conduct forced blood draws, then forced DNA swabs cannot be far behind.

As a teenager, I watched hundreds of horror movies but I never once had nightmares that police would FORCIBLY take blood from Americans! But times have changed and it won’t be long before Hollywood makes a law enforcement reality blood draw, TV show.

Here are a few names for their new show.

Instead of calling it Hawaii Five-O” why not call it Hawaii Type O or call the “The First 48”, The First Blood Draws. Last but not least, why not rename “Blue Bloods” the Blood Suckers?

As I said before, allowing police officers to conduct their own blood draws is a monumentally bad idea that will have major civil rights implications for everyone.

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7 Responses to Police State Madness: Cops In DUI Vans Drawing Motorists Blood

  1. KOYOTE says:

    LIKE HENRY SAID, “YOU COME AT ME WITH A NEEDLE, AND I’LL BLOW YER DAMNED HEAD OFF”

  2. Martist says:

    Jewracula is what I call it.

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “I cannot possibly discuss all the different things that could go wrong with police officers drawing blood, so I will only focus on two.

    When a police officer calls a DUI blood van to forcibly draw a person’s blood based on a hunch that they might be on drugs or drunk, we no longer have a Bill of Rights to protect us.”

    You only need to focus on that ONE… THE BILL OF RIGHTS!

    THEY HAVE ZERO AUTHORITY!!!!!

  4. KOYOTE says:

    As attorney John Whitehead said, forced blood draws make a mockery of the Fourth Amendment. The act of merely driving on state owned roads should not mean that we give up our rights.
    SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE ATTORNEY. SHOVE THAT “STATE OWNED ROAD” UP YER ASS BUDDY.

  5. Herbert Dyer says:

    This is an escalation of University of Utah Nurse Wubbels’ situation a couple of years back. Y’all remember her, right? After refusing a cop’s order to draw the blood of an unconscious DUI suspect, she was manhandled and thrown into the back of a patrol car. I wrote about it at the time: https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/07/black-people-ask-can-you-hear-us-now-the-american-police-state-finally-hits-white-people/

    Now, as this piece points out, cops no longer have to rely on medical professionals to administer blood draws. Indeed, just as they are trusted to accurately “sense” when a person is under the influence, they may now bypass doctors, hospitals, nurses (and their assistants), strap you down and literally suck life’s blood out of you…as long as some unseen, unknown “judge” remotely emails his/her consent.

    Amazing.

    Update: Nurse Wubbels sued and won a $500,000 settlement from the cops, the university and the hospital.

    • Henry Shivley says:

      I do not agree that it has anything to do with race. I would just say the people on up the social ladder are finding out that the privilege is a social one, not a color one.
      I too grew up in a small town with a larger town about 30 miles away. When the state police and sheriffs began their campaign of submission in the mid-70s, I didn’t see that it mattered what color you were. And before that, before the attacks, it didn’t matter what color you were.
      It has been my life’s experience that it has always come down to the social ladder and the good ol’ boy system.
      Like I said, the tyranny is now heading on up the ladder and if you take a look at those in the ‘ruling class’ who have hired blackwater USA to beat all American nationals into submission, you will find faces of every color.
      Don’t forget Eric Holder. Was that white privilege or social privilege that allowed him to commit Contempt of Congress without consequence?
      Look at Dick Chaney when he told the Senate Committee that demanded his records for Halliburton. He said on nationwide TV to the Senate Committee, “F-k you”. Again, white privilege or social privilege?
      We quit looking at the pigment of one another’s skin a long time ago. We know who they are and what they want. Under their corporate 14th Amendment, we, not of the ruling class, are equally subjugated.

      • Bill in ILL says:

        I must say I totally agree Henry, the draconian police state is color blind, they want everyone under their jack boots. To them, it don’t matter what color you are, a slave is a slave.

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